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Court Affirms Public Hospitals Must Comply with Reproductive Privacy Act


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Court Affirms Public Hospitals Must Comply with Reproductive Privacy Act

SEATTLE - Public hospitals in Washington that provide maternity services must also provide abortions, according to a Skagit Valley Superior Court decision released yesterday.

The decision came in a lawsuit (Coffey v. Public Health District No. 1) filed by the ACLU of Washington on behalf of Kevan Coffey, a licensed nurse practitioner and doctoral student in nursing, seeking to have Skagit Regional Health comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA).

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How many states have such laws? That's probably the bigger hurdle. But I'm glad to see this one enforced.